8th September 2014 at 9:58 pm #5697
i bought this engine on ebay for £40 a few years ago. I intend to get the cases shot blasted and rebuild the engine over the winter,and hopefully have it running on a bench. when i bought it there was water in the engine and in pretty poor condition, but everything was there.9th September 2014 at 11:15 am #11715
good buy 😉
Can’t see any shafts in the engine.
No crankshaft, no gear shafts, etc.
Are those separate items in a box ?
Any plans to “big bore” this engine?
I would be interested in that as well 🙂
Hopefully I can rebuild an engine this winter too !!!
Cheers, Michael9th September 2014 at 4:46 pm #11690philpassinghamParticipant
how spooky,im rebuilding one wintertime as well,wheres me hammer9th September 2014 at 10:25 pm #11699
Michael, i have stripped the internals out and I am going to fit steel covers to keep the beads out of the engine whilst being blasted9th September 2014 at 10:49 pm #11716
ok, understand 😉
Any plans to “big bore” that engine ?
This is the guy I would work with for this rebuild and the “big bore” kit:
He may be helpful to get the exhaust camshaft modified to be used as an intake camshaft as well 😉
More mixture in, more power out ;-)))
Cheers, Michael9th September 2014 at 11:12 pm #11700
i don’t plan o big bore it. i’ll just be satisfied to get it running initially. its a shame not to restore it when everything is there and just needs some tidying up. the engine builders site you mentioned is very good, he certainly covers everything.22nd November 2014 at 7:13 pm #11714TangoParticipant
Chris AND Others please do your rebuilds with plenty of Do’s and Don’ts, Hints and Tips.
And LOTS & LOTS of Photos Please! 🙂23rd November 2014 at 9:43 am #11717
Cleaned up the garage (parking and storage area) and workshop (where I can work) yesterday and carried the engine to the workshop.
Preparing a simple holder from wood and long screws to give it a save stand.
Pics to follow 😉
I have bought a used engine from ESSO yesterday. Already dismantled and not complete. More spare parts with it, some brand new, some parts already restored and zinc plated or powder coated.
Will be a challenge for him to pack and ship all the stuff as he is approx 800 km away from me.
Cheers, Michael7th January 2015 at 4:46 pm #11701
got side tracked with my other engine7th January 2015 at 4:56 pm #11702
got side tracked with my other engine7th January 2015 at 9:32 pm #11691KaptainkwakKeymaster
Normally I would say being side tracked is no excuse but OMG!!! I just love steam trains. Arguably one of the best ever engineering feats especially when you think how crude engineering was in those days.
Obviously it is a model train but what scale is it? Is it yours or a combined venture?8th January 2015 at 6:05 am #11703
It’s a 5″ gauge. It took me three years to build , between 1987-1990. Been under the stairs for donkeys years. Looking T having boiler tested and steaming it.8th January 2015 at 8:22 am #11692KaptainkwakKeymaster
Cheers Chris. It looks awesome. I think if you fire her up that should be a video moment to share.1st February 2015 at 6:29 pm #11704
Ready for bead blasting1st February 2015 at 7:31 pm #11718
that looks promising 😉
Have you used “liquid” gasket between case and covers ?
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